Monday, June 30, 2008

Blog Candy

My plan was to have blog candy when my counter hit 1965, which is the year I was born. It hit and surpassed that while I was in Maryland, which means I’m offering up some long overdue blog candy. You'll get these adorable stamps from Imaginisce, along with various patterned paper, ribbon and some stamped images from my new Whipper Snapper, Riley & Cafe Hanna stamps.

All you need to do is add a comment to this post telling me which Copic color you use to color images that have denim in them and which Copic color you use to color blond hair. The blues & yellows I own simply aren't the right shade. So I need some help.

For those of you that don't have Copics, which Stampin Up colors do you use?

I’ll draw a winner on Friday morning.

Double Challenge Card

I knew I wanted to make a card for this week's Our Creative Corner Challenge, but I didn't have any Basic Grey paper with me when I was out of town, so I had to wait until I got back to play. I also wanted to make a card for the Featured Stamper challenge, so I made this card by following the requirements of both challenges.

Here's a link to the adorable card of Michele's (chelemom) that I CASEd.

I stuck with the dog theme and used the same color card stock. I used paper from the BG Archaic collection and BG buttons that matched. I didn't have any rick rack that matched the colors, so I used Bashful Blue grosgrain instead. Doesn't this little puppy look happy?? She reminds me of my dog, who loves to rip toilet paper to shreds.

Okay 3 posts in one day is enough ... be sure to check all 3 of them out. Also, make sure you stop by tomorrow because I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Supplies: Double Trouble image from Whipper Snapper, sentiment from Gina K and unknown paw print stamp, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Basic Black cardstock from SU, BG Archaic patterned paper and buttons, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, Copic markers

Taylor's Challenge and a tag

I loved Taylor’s sketch for this week's challenge and when I saw it I immediately knew I was going to use my new Café Hanna for the card. This card expresses how I felt on Saturday morning as I sat at Panera and colored some Hanna images … after eating a Cinnamon Crunch bagel … YUM!! I love Panera and the closest one to me here in NC is 2 hours away, so when I go to MD I always make sure to go to Panera at least once.

Supplies: patterned paper and cardstock from a CTMH kit I ordered form a friend’s party, Café Hanna, unknown Life is Good sentiment, SU Chocolate satin ribbon. I created my scallop with a wavy blade for my Cutterpede, and lots of SU Dimensionals

Also, I was tagged by Bev, so now it's my turn:

Five things on today’s ‘to do list’:

1. Unpack from my trip

2. Laundry, laundry and more laundry

3. Update by blog

4. Finish my card from Taylor’s challenge

5. Get my PIFs and WRAKs in the mail

Snacks I enjoy:

1. Lorna Doone Cookies

2. Doritos

3. Tastycakes

4. Donuts

5. Pumpkin Cheesecake

(These are all things I ate this past week in MD, oink!!)

Things I would do if I was a millionaire:

1. Pay off all my debt

2. Pay off my Mom’s home

3. Donate to Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill

4. Take my family to Europe

5. New cars for me & my daughter

Places I have lived:

1. Maryland

2. North Carolina

5 People I am tagging:

1. Stephanie

2. Monica

3. Holly

4. Lori

5. Jen

Card Kit Swap

Sorry I've been MIA lately, but I was in Maryland all last week for work and I was on the go non-stop. I've got some catching up to do, so expect a lot of posting this week. Here's a card I made with the contents of my Penny Black Card Kit from Mel's (mlandrum) swap. I actually got the layout from a RAK I received from Bev over at Step Away from My Scissors. She sent me this adorable Elzy card and a bunch of images for me to work with over the summer. Thanks again Bev!!

Here's a picture of all the goodies Bev sent me:

Card Kit Supplies: Patterned papers are from the Baby Powder collection of Imaginisce and so is the cute little button brad, primas, Penny Black Cheers cow image, Basic Black from SU and Stampers Select cardstock from Papertrey

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June Workshop Projects

Here are the projects my hostess club did for June. The first one was a 4x4 card and matching envelope. The card was pretty much CASEd from this one on SCS. And the envelope was made using the instructions on Cindy's blog. I love square cards and I have been hoping for the past 2 years that Stampin Up would carry 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 envelopes. Clever Cindy found a way to do it yourself.

The next project was a 12x12 page using the Seaside set from Stampin Up. I used elements from this card and this one from the SCS gallery as inspiration to create this page.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Stamp or Spackle??

Okay, I think I definitely made the right choice this morning. This card is for the first challenge on the OCC (Our Creative Corner) blog. I saw it this morning on Denise's blog and decided I needed a break from working on the bathroom project that's kept me from stamping for 3 weeks.

I love the sketch, so I picked up a pre-stamped image and some paper that was in my scrap box ... and off I went to create.

Supplies: Patterned Paper is Chatterbox, Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock, the sentiment is from Papertrey's Mixed Messages and this is my all time favorite Bella.